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  • Bay water quality still falling short

    Bay water quality still falling short
    More than 70 percent of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams are falling short of water quality goals, according to a report released Tuesday. The "Bay Barometer" report is issued annually by the Chesapeake Bay Program, the federal-state...
  • Low-key Chesapeake Bay summit draws few leaders

    Low-key Chesapeake Bay summit draws few leaders
    This could well be a winter of discontent for the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. Only a few of the leaders of the 30-year effort are expected to show up in Washington Thursday for an annual review of how it's going. While Gov. Martin O'Malley will be there, his...
  • Setting the record straight on Arundel's stormwater fees

    Setting the record straight on Arundel's stormwater fees
    In recent testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman inaccurately depicted her county and others in Maryland as unsuspecting victims of a 2012 state law dealing with "stormwater utility fees." The fact is...
  • Drop in Bay's crab population to bring new catch curbs

    Drop in Bay's crab population to bring new catch curbs
    With a new survey finding the Chesapeake Bay's crab population at its lowest level in five years after a poor spawn last year, Maryland officials announced Friday they would move to tighten catch limits on the region's iconic crustacean. The annual...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Fly-fishing lessons Through June: Orvis will offer free fly-fishing lessons at the following stores: Orvis Company Store, Bethesda; Great Feathers, Sparks; Hunting Creek Outfitters, Frederick; and Wisp Resort, McHenry. For dates and more information, go...
  • Arundel executive vetoes stormwater fee

    Anne Arundel County Executive Laura A. Neuman on Thursday vetoed that county's version of the so-called rain tax — making it the first jurisdiction to take action against the state-mandated stormwater management fee. Under legislation approved last...
  • Arundel executive vetoes 'rain tax' fee

    Arundel executive vetoes 'rain tax' fee
    Anne Arundel County Executive Laura A. Neuman on Thursday vetoed that county’s version of the so-called rain tax — making it the first jurisdiction to take action against the controversial state-mandated stormwater management fee. Under...
  • Pitching in to save the bay

    Pitching in to save the bay
    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's recently released 2012 State of the Bay Report tells us the health of the Chesapeake Bay has improved 14 percent since 2008. But that doesn't tell the whole story. Throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, we hear...
  • Getting past the 'rain tax' rhetoric

    Getting past the 'rain tax' rhetoric
    Stormwater is the only source of pollution to local waterways that is growing. There has been much talk lately of stormwater fees as a "rain tax." While catchy, the moniker really doesn't tell the story. The story begins when those raindrops hit parking...
  • Anne Arundel council overrides stormwater fee veto, then considers tweaks

    Anne Arundel council overrides stormwater fee veto, then considers tweaks
    The Anne Arundel County Council voted Wednesday to override County Executive Laura Neuman's veto of fees to pay for stormwater pollution projects, but council members then offered changes that could address some of her concerns. It was not clear...
  • Stormwater problem is real

    Stormwater problem is real
    Many thanks go to Alison Prost of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for her explanation of the stormwater fee ("Beyond 'rain tax' rhetoric," May 1). I would like to add a little historical background. When Europeans first visited the Chesapeake Bay, it...